370 DA TV upgrade

Discussion in 'Pictures & Videos' started by AMFM3, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. AMFM3

    AMFM3 Active Member

    Mar 11, 2012
    Okanagan Lake, British Columbia
    370 Sundancer 1995 Raymarine C 120 Plotter / Radar
    Dinghy with 9.9 hp Merc
    454's
    7.4 L Twin inboards, v drives
    The old tv/dvd combo unit that came with our 95 370 when we bought her last year didn't exactly perform well. It was movable in that we could lift it off the mount in the master cabin up front and move to a mount on the port side radar arch for viewing in the cockpit. The flatscreen was scratched and the player had its own issues with an attitude...if you get my drift. We also had that old cathode tv in the salon that has a built in VHS player that was useless.

    So I got together with a local guy who does installs and we came up with a 3 flatscreen / 3 Blue Ray set up. We now have this all done and our grandsons can be in the salon and watch their cartoons when they need that downtime. We can put in a Blue Ray upstairs and enjoy a movie or music with after dinner drinks in the cockpit. We also have one in the master cabin to round it out.

    The sound is wired into our custom Exile audio system that came with the boat. The install was done with the help of the guy who installed it. We run it off an inverter that is on the AGM battery that runs the audio system.

    The nice thing is each unit has it's own Blue Ray, but they're all in a rack downstairs. The remotes can all work on any unit which means one remote will do when it's just the Admiral and I on board.

    It looks a bit overboard, but what the heck. The 23" flatscreens were 150 bucks each and the Blue Rays only 50 bucks all bought online through a retailer with great prices in our area. The biggest pain was installation and the 50 foot HDMI it took to get from the stack to the cockpit unit.

    Before
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    After
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    Here's the link to the slideshow on Photobucket. I've included pics of the audio system, amps and Clarion radios plus the bazooka speakers for the arch.

    http://s1264.photobucket.com/user/amfm3/slideshow/1995 Sea Ray 370 Sundancer/New TV Install

    Enjoy!

    Mark
     
  2. moparlvr4406

    moparlvr4406 Active Member

    Jun 29, 2011
    Lake Monroe Indiana Fourwinds H31
    1985 340DA
    1966 SRV180
    1960 Sea Ray 600
    (2) 1963 808 Cruise-a-bouts
    twin 350hp Crusaders 4.0 Onan /
    Merc 950 SS
    Merc 650
    Merc 1100
    twin Johnson 40
    Nice Mark :thumbsup:
     
  3. Pyrojodge

    Pyrojodge Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    May 1, 2011
    Lake Erie Ohio
    1989 Sea Ray 340 DA
    twin 454 Mercs
    Very cool my friend.
     
  4. eweise

    eweise Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    455
    Aug 23, 2013
    Jacksonville, FL
    2005 Sea Ray 280 Sundancer
    Twin 4.3L 220 HP, Alpha 1 Drives, 5E Genny, AC
    Pretty sweet Mark!!!!
     
  5. xravenx

    xravenx Member

    858
    Oct 5, 2006
    Baltimore, Md.
    370 Sundancer 1995
    8.1s (2013) w/ V drives
    Mark,

    Did you consider moving the salon tv from it's factory spot to the area above the aft cabin?
    I've been tossing this idea around for a while.

    John
     
  6. AMFM3

    AMFM3 Active Member

    Mar 11, 2012
    Okanagan Lake, British Columbia
    370 Sundancer 1995 Raymarine C 120 Plotter / Radar
    Dinghy with 9.9 hp Merc
    454's
    7.4 L Twin inboards, v drives
    Ya John I did. My only reason for keeping it where it was is that it is visible from the aft cabin / seating. The grandsons spend their time there so that's where they watch.


    Thy said, Curtis has everything there so that if we decide to do that in the future, we can.

    I'd suggest doing it if there's no other consideration!

    Mark


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  7. BWtch370

    BWtch370 New Member

    8
    Sep 26, 2013
    Sandusky, Ohio
    `95 370 Sundancer
    "Bewitched"
    7.4 Mercruiser BWI
    Nice TV! My boat didn't come with the entertainment package. Therefore, I have a cabinet where the TV is. BTW ABSOLUTELY LOVE my 37!
     
  8. AMFM3

    AMFM3 Active Member

    Mar 11, 2012
    Okanagan Lake, British Columbia
    370 Sundancer 1995 Raymarine C 120 Plotter / Radar
    Dinghy with 9.9 hp Merc
    454's
    7.4 L Twin inboards, v drives
    Thank you very much! I love my 370 too!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  9. Quint4

    Quint4 Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    S.W. Ohio
    330 Sport Bridge
    5.7 MPI 350 Merc Bluewaters
    Big improvement for sure.
     
  10. Irie308

    Irie308 Member SILVER Sponsor

    691
    May 28, 2013
    CT
    320 Sundancer 2005, Raymarine C120 and C80
    Highfield 9.6 RIB & Tohatsu 8hp
    Previous boat: 215 expre
    350 Mercruisers V-drives
    That is a pretty nice setup. My only worry is hooking up the power.
     
  11. 330DA

    330DA Member

    379
    Oct 12, 2006
    New Buffalo, MI
    1997 370 Sundancer, Brig 330 RIB
    454 MPIs, V-Drives
    Wow, really nice job.
     
  12. Blown284

    Blown284 Member

    328
    Jan 12, 2014
    Chesapeake Bay
    330 Sundancer
    Twin 454’s
    Very impressive.
     
  13. Prattbratt777

    Prattbratt777 Member

    49
    Jul 8, 2016
    Ocala, Fl
    2000 Sea Ray Sundancer 290, Garmin 2210, trailer the boat with 2008 Dodge Ram 3500 6.7l dually
    Twin 5.0 EFI with Bravo II outdrives
    We've got the same old small tv/vcr combo in our 2000 Sundance 290. Looks like it's time for an upgrade. Amazing work. congrats
     
  14. Fly'n Family

    Fly'n Family Active Member

    540
    Sep 19, 2013
    TX / CO
    2002 Cruisers Yachts 3870
    2003 Boston Whaler Sport 130 w/40 hp Merc
    Twin 425hp Crusaders
    subscribed
     

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